Recently Geert Meyfroidt published an article in Intensive Care Medicine describing ten false beliefs in neurocritical care shown here: It's a great article, but I think they could have been more aggressive about challenging neurocritical care dogmas (1). In response, here is a list of ten dubious beliefs that goes farther to challenge the status quo. […]
The CDC guidelines recommend placing subclavian lines to reduce the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections. Meanwhile, mounting evidence suggests that we should probably be placing lines with ultrasound guidance. Unfortunately, the ultrasound-guided subclavian can be tricky. This post describes a slight modification that could make the technique easier and safer.